Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Photo Outtakes

If you take pictures of any animal, you know how it works.  Take several dozen (or more) and find the ONE that actually came out as intended.  The rest head for the trashcan, with the exception of the silly outtakes that you just can't resist
 Gem the BC is bored; Sybil shows how to REALLY act bored
 Cricket launches
"Well, if you wanted me to stay, why did you wave food over your head?"

Merry Christmas!

From our gang to yours, a very Merry Christmas to all!
Hoke, Sybil, Cricket and Gem the BC

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Very Merry Aussie Christmas!

From all of us, to all of you...
Many thanks to Regina of Keep Smilin Aussies, Germany, for the picture of Timber daughter Yuma!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gopher It, Shae!

Old dog.  Old trick.

Ice Follies

23 degrees of red dogs
 Cricket finds her ice dancing routine has zero effect on the water trough
 Hoke takes the triple dog dare

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Camo Dogs

Fall up here is always colourful
 Could have done without the shadow across her face and legs, but still a pretty shot

Gramma Dancer and Friend

13 year old Dancer (Cricket's momma, Ho Dog's little sister) and her 15.5 year old Pointer pal taking a stroll on the other coast

Saturday, October 25, 2014

More Tazz

From last weekend's agility trial.  6 runs, 1 Q, 1 first, 3 seconds.  Not bad for his first trial!!


Like father, like daughter

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tazz n Tanya - Agility Runs

Videos of Tazz running his first Agility trials. Maybe we should call this team, "T squared"?  Dusty can fill in the details.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sybil's Cousin GG, Now With Legs

New Frisbee.  Same dog, just now with actual legs.
I believe she is quite a ways up in the air in this shot

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Shae and her Mini Me

15 year old Shae (Shelly and Rowyn, Encinitas California) poses with her Mini Me, a Fiber Friend handmade felted twin.  Miranda Rommel up here in Oregon makes Fiber Friends, working off pictures.  If you'd like her contact info, let me know

More Dogs of the Fall

 One somewhat dignified...., not so much.  Sybil tongue outtake

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Flying GG

I don't know if you can click on this and get a bigger shot, but you'll need to so you can appreciate the subtleties of the picture.  From the other coast, Sybil's cousin GG appears to have no legs, or maybe owner Sue is growing really tall grass to bale.  The dead giveaway, if you already spotted it, is the blue Frisbee in the upper right hand corner of the picture, plus the flying dirt a bit behind GG.  If you can blow the picture up - Sue's daughter Marieke took it with a cell phone - you can see that GG is actually banking hard, thus the legless look

Happy Howloween!

From the Grand Dorkness herself, a very happy autumn and Howloween to everyone!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Oh Those Hyper Aussies

Proving that her bro Rowyn isn't the only hyper Hoke X Cricket pup in the universe.
She even kinda blends right in with the couch cover

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sawyer at 2

The Kids are moving from Tacoma to Las Vegas (talk about culture shock!), and to make it easier on everyone, Sawyer is getting a little mini vacation at the ranch.  He sure has turned into quite the handsome lad, and due to his owners being what I would term 'Super Owners', he's the most obedient dog I've ever seen.  Matter of fact, I'm sure they won't notice if I send Sybil home with them by 'mistake' in hopes of getting as nicely behaved a dog as Sawyer back.  Dale was all for sending ALL the dogs home with The Kids, altho I figure it's far too late for daddy Hoke

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Flower Girl

This morning, after finishing up the a.m. watering, Sybil came wandering over to see if maybe I'd have time to go get some treats from the house.  I do know that I only have one white petunia, and where it's at, it's a mystery how she managed to get one flower to position itself on her head like this, but I assure you, I did NOT put it there.
She goes to great lengths to prove how doofy she is every day.  This might just be the topper.  It was a fair bit before she finally shook her head and lost her flower child persona.  In the meantime, she just couldn't help being cute and I couldn't help taking her picture being cute and doofy at the same time.  Apologies for the number of pictures, but click on the first to enjoy a good laugh

 Momma Cricket, laughing her butt off

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Out Cold

Outside temperature - 88 degrees
Bedroom temperature - 68 degrees

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Up The Creek

Without a doggie paddle. Rowyn, getting used to hanging out in a kayak.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Rowyn at 2 Years

For everyone who remembers Ro as the goofy looking, skinny, gangly 'Are you SURE that's an Aussie?' red dog with the Yoda ears, prepare to be amazed at the transformation.  Well, except for the goofy part.  He and big sister Sybil spent a whole lotta time trying to out-goofy each other
 Long morning shadows are kinda fun to play with

 A masculine Cricket head here

Hyper as always

Shae at 15

It's always good to see Shae (Kane X Jazzee 1999) come up for a visit.  Still fit, mostly deaf (or else exhibiting VERY selective hearing, which is probably more the case), and with the occasional stumble and lost look, she still bounds around like a puppy now and then, usually paying the price as when she mistimed a leap for the deck and plowed into the steps instead.  She flopped there for a few seconds, then looked around as if to say 'yeah, I meant to do that' and gathered up her dignity as she sedately climbed up on the deck.
She also channels her grandmother Morgan, as in being the duly designated 'fun police', as in 'NO FUN ALLOWED', at least not while she's in the general area.  Poor Sybil spent the entire 6 days just trying to avoid Shae's  gaze after Shae broke up a fun romp with brother Rowyn on day 1. 
You truly would not know this girl is 15.  Shelly has done a most amazing job keeping her healthy, slim and trim and as fit as possible.  I'm sure Rowyn could take some credit for that as well.
It was great to see the old gal, the last Jazzee offspring.  I'd hope for more visits in the coming years too!
 Nope, not chubby.  Hairy